As if getting a documentary produced by the legendary Spike Lee and starring in a Chevrolet commercial that ran during the World Series isn’t enough, Little League superstar Mo’ne Davis now has yet another big achievement to add to her list.
The baseball star has a feature in Teen Vogue.
While we’ve always been fans of A League Of Their Own, we take a little bit of an issue with the title (that, and when Jack tells Evelyn that there’s no crying in baseball—it’s her game and she will cry if she wants to, thank you very much). When it comes to sports, fewer and fewer women want a league of their own: They want equal play (and equal pay) to what the guys are getting.
Which is why we’ve been totally thrilled to watch the rise of 13-year-old sports star Mo’ne Davis, who hails from South Philly and made history in the Little League World Series this week, but not exactly surprised. From the waves to the infield, girls are elbowing their way in and showing off strength, dedication, and sheer talent with the best of them.
Mo’ne, who pitches for the Taney Dragons of Philadelphia, throws a fastball that tops out at 70 miles per hour (that’s a seriously impressive ball release, for those of you not in the sports know) and is more than capable of competing with the boys in her league, who range from age 11-13 (Davis turned 13 herself just last month). And while her mental and physical skills in the game are definitely turning heads, its the fact that she’s a girl—and a girl who is seriously kicking butt—that’s setting her apart these days.
Mo’ne you continue to make us proud.
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